Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Minor Quake Rattles Parts of Yellowstone

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) — A minor earthquake has rattled a remote section of Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming.
Officials say the magnitude 4.1 quake struck the northeastern section of the park at about 5:59 a.m.
The earthquake was centered about 15 miles north of Yellowstone's east entrance.
A geophysicist with the U.S. Geological Survey says the quake was strong enough to wake people up but probably not strong enough to cause much, if any, damage. Residents of western Wyoming and southern Montana reported feeling the earthquake.
Yellowstone is a hotspot of geological activity and very small earthquakes occur in the park regularly.